Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The Boston College Eagles take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Gillette Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 17 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. This season the Eagles are 0-0-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Minutemen have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Patrick Towles finished with 176 yards through the air for Boston College last week. He completed 11 passes out of 17 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Jon Hilliman, who finished with 102 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Charlie Callinan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 92 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Boston College got a total of 15 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 6 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 54 total plays for 352 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 176 yards on 37 attempts.
Ross Comis finished with 141 yards through the air for UMass last week. He completed 9 passes out of 17 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led in rushing by Marquis Young, who finished with 59 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Andy Isabella was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. UMass got a total of 12 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 5 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 52 total plays for 187 yards for the game. The Minutemen ran for 46 yards on 35 attempts.
Boston College scores 14 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 104th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11 passes on 17 attempts for a 64.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 144 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 108th in college football. The Eagles run for an average of 176 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 58th in the nation. They also run 54 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 320 yards per game, ranking their offense 94th overall this season. The Eagles average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 113th in the country. They accumulate 39 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 91st in the nation.
Boston College allows 119 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in D-1, and they allow 17 points per contest on defense, which ranks 54th. They give up 8 completions on 15 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.3. The Eagles allow 119 rushing yards per game on 44 carries for an average of 2.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 61st in the country. Boston College allows 238 total yards per game including 4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3 penalties for 28 yards per game, ranking them 16th among D-1 teams.
UMass averages 7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 9 passes per game on 17 attempts for a 52.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 141 yards through the air per game, ranking them 110th in Division 1. The Minutemen run for an average of 46 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 1.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 125th on the ground. They also run 52 plays per game and average 3.6 yards per play for a total of 187 yards per game, ranking them 126th in the country on offense. The Minutemen get an average of 12 first downs per game, which ranks 125th in the nation. They average 25 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 118th in college football.
UMass allows an average of 256 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 91st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 83rd in the nation. They give up 29 completions on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9 per game. The Minutemen allow 107 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 53rd in the country. UMass allows 363 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 73rd in D-1. They force 0 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 80 yards in each contest, ranking 115th in the nation.
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 0-0-1 this season
UMass Betting Trends
UMass is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
UMass has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take UMass
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